New Music: Lil Wayne f/ Bruno Mars – ‘Mirror’

Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars

Lil Wayne takes a look in the “Mirror” on his self-reflective collaboration with Bruno Mars, one of three tracks off the deluxe edition of Tha Carter IV, available Monday. The fedora-clad singer sticks to the formula that proved successful on Eminem and Royce Da 5’9’s top 5 hit “Lighters,” providing a soulful hook over a somber beat produced by REO of The Soundkillers.

Weezy gets personal with his bars, rapping about his father (“Lookin’ at me now I can see my past/ Damn, I look just like my fu**in’ dad”), while taking inspiration from the King of Pop. “And no message could have been any clearer, so I’m starting with the man in the mirror,” he says. “MJ taught me that.”

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  1. The Truth

    this shouldnt be a bonus song, its like top 3 best songs from the album!

    overall album is ok, nothing big 3/5


    Marlie Reply:

    @The Truth,
    I agree 100%


    bnotorious Reply:

    @The Truth, absolutely agree with you!


    GOD Reply:

    @The Truth, He made it a bonus song so more people would buy the Deluxe Edition. The song was also made with the intent of being a mainstream pop hit. All of it was done with money in mind. He’s using Eminem’s technique with “Lighters”, making a song guaranteed to be a hit and make more money.


    BoyWonder Reply:

    @The Truth, FULLY AGREE! on repeat


  2. Whatcha_Sayin

    Brilliant. Second only to 6 Foot 7 Foot from this album


  3. dntwrry

    Good album, but a let down at the same time as i expected more. seing as though i’ve waited since the end of the carter 3 in 08′ for this album!


  4. gtah

    omg this is amazing!!!!


  5. ye + hov

    so far
    number 1 – watch the throne
    number 2 – R.E.D
    number 3 – tha carter IV
    thats the order of the rap albums of 2011. Dont bother replyin by disagreeing with me. I dont have time for you people. Just face the facts.


    didweezydisjigga?? Reply:

    @ye + hov, u in a psychward


    Jerome Reply:

    @ye + hov, I really disagre a I don’t care if you don’t care. Because why would you wright some thing like that if you woudn’t care.Whach the Throwne is S*** just 2 old guy making money. The best album of 2011 is definetly going to be “Silent Films for the Bling”. If you don’t know it you don’t know hip hop.


    Peter Reply:

    @Jerome, I agree with ya bro


    dave Reply:

    @Jerome, i know u dont really mean it,u just want to support


    Ricky Retardo Reply:

    @Jerome, “blind” and i disagree as well. Cole World will feed all those hungry for HIP HOP.

    Not World, Dub step, rock-rap.

    not snap, sizzurp, bounce-rap.

    Not R&B, Auto-tune, POP-rap.

    HIP HOP.

    Head nodding, trunk thumping, face scrunching HIP HOP


    dooom777 Reply:

    @ye + hov, DISAGREEE….

    1.Carter 4
    2. Watch The Throne
    3. R.E.D


    dave Reply:

    @dooom777, no matter what other album comes out watch the throne will be 1#


    stunna Reply:

    @dooom777, man it go section 80 and carter 4 those are clearly the best albums this year


    dave Reply:

    @ye + hov, cole world aint out yet


  6. Bloodman

    The whole album is fire. His lines were on track an how he did the into, intrudle, and the outro I mean come on who thinks like that:D he is a mad beast.


  7. ye_hov

    1-watch the throne
    3-da carter 4

    This is the order. Watch the throne is still the best album of 2011. Please dont even bother replying to disagree with this, you are waisting your time. Just face the facts.


    MacMane Reply:

    @ye_hov, you too mainstream


  8. stephenc

    Carter IV is good. Carter III was amazing tho – almost a 5 Star album according to Rolling Stone magazine.

    The difference between these albums seemed to be the absence of an in-house producer working on Carter IV. Last go around Wayne had producer Deezle working on a lot of the music. Deezle helped produce a well-rounded album that flowed – like Quincy Jones to Michael Jackson on Thriller. Carter III was musically cohesive… epic.

    Even in a studio video Wayne says, “You this my big bro Deezle.” You could see Deezle there sitting behind the controls.

    Carter IV has a lot of great songs, but not all of them flow well together. I think Carter IV lacks the chemistry present on Carter III.

    Don’t get me wrong, Wayne is unbelievable. Carter IV has a lot of high points. However, next album I would like to see Wayne working with a producer like Deezle once again… because in the end the result is Grammy award music.


  9. joe franco

    too bad deezle only added drum programming to songs that were already hits by REAL producers…


  10. andy_789

    great track, great album! i give carter IV 8.5/10, can’t say if its a classic yet… the songs need to grow on you… “mirror” is probably gonna be the next single even though its only on the deluxe edition…


  11. Lexx_Janay

    Fell in love with the song soon as I heard it…one of the best on the carter iv


  12. Brown Sugar

    I like BRUNO MARS on this song, his voice makes this song EPIC!


  13. djmcc28

    super bass by nicki minaj was a cut on her album too and it is her biggest hit. I don’t see why this won’t be a hit for wayne.


  14. sergio

    man i didnt really like tha carter iv i like tha carter III better but this only gud song


  15. YUNG Reezy

    this song was alright, I heard better tho. hopefully tha carter IV comes out as good as GAME’s R.E.D. album. I expectantly like his album


  16. gamare

    my mom always say son dont let listen lil wayne ¡Mom! you`re right


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  18. Mettler

    Bruno is soo cute!!! hes like a cute little baby u jus wanna make out with!


    Mirin Reply:

    @Mettler, Thats called pedophilia in 50 states if u wana make out with a baby. ure sick


  19. Abdullah

    lyrics ftw


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  21. Hugh

    Great song.

    Bit different for Bruno.
    NEEDS to be a single.

    DEF buying C4 now!


  22. da fan

    this is da music we wanna here…………wy is it a bonus track anyway


  23. Bruce

    This definitely the best song from Tha Carter IV, and one of the best songs this year.


  24. stunna

    best albums tha carter 4 and section 80


  25. Word To 2Pac Shakurs Halo

    This is deep for Lil Wayne


  26. Amdany

    da bomb!!! naf said!


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